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White House reveals details about upcoming package of sanctions against Russia

White House reveals details about upcoming package of sanctions against Russia White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan (photo: Getty Images)

The US is preparing a large package of sanctions against Russia, which will target its defense industry and reduce its export potential, states Jake Sullivan, the National Security Advisor to the President of the US.

"We are planning to roll out a package of sanctions at the end of this week, which will come, obviously, in the wake of the tragic death of Aleksey Navalny. That sanctions package will also come on the eve of the two-year anniversary of the Ukraine war," Sullivan said.

According to him, this will be a significant package of sanctions that covers a whole range of different elements of the Russian defense industry base and sources of income for the Russian economy, which together power the Russian military machine.

"I would point out that this is on top of a significant framework of sanctions that we have worked with our allies and partners to build over the course of the past two years," added the US national security advisor.

He also notes that the US and its allies are working diligently and carefully to continue to impose costs for what Russia has done with Navalny and Ukraine and for the threat it poses to international peace and security.

What preceded it

On February 16, the management of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug reported the death of Russian politician Alexei Navalny in a correctional colony where he was serving his term.

Later, US President Joe Biden stated that the US is considering the possibility of imposing new sanctions against Russia over the death of Alexei Navalny.

Subsequently, the White House announced that the US will impose a new package of sanctions against Russia this week over the death of politician Alexei Navalny.

For more details on Navalny's death, read the article by RBC-Ukraine.